2012: Andy Warhol - The Portfolios
20 June 2012 - 16 Septmeber 2012
Bank of America Collection
“Does justice to Warhol by showing his art as he wished it to be seen” - The Telegraph
“There are few colourists as great as Andy Warhol” - Four Stars, The Metro
“Gems plucked from 13 portfolios of Warholia really sparkle” - Time Out
America’s master of Pop Art silk-screen technique is showcased in England’s oldest gallery. This will be the first UK exhibition of works from the Bank of America Collection including 80 works from 13 portfolios from the early 1960s through to the mid-1980s.
On display are some of the artist’s most famous images alongside some that are less familiar. Iconic portraits of Muhammad Ali and Marilyn Monroe hang amongst surprises like 1981’s Myths and 1979’s Space Fruit: Still Lifes, echoing subject matter found in the Gallery’s own permanent collection. These dazzlingly decorative prints, hung densely packed like a Pop Rococo ‘print room’, will create a psychedelic feast of colour and image.